Silicon Valley Has an Empathy Vacuum
Silicon Valley’s biggest failing is the distinct lack of empathy for those whose lives are disturbed by its technological wizardry.
Design Thinking: Empathy Maps
Tips on how to build an empathy map.
Alternatives to Placeholder Text
Common bad practices with placeholders and alternatives to improve form usability.
Shallow Experience Design
Removing distractions will make it easier to focus and create more incredible and unique experiences for users.
I’ve run my first design sprint and it’s been awesome
A look into one company’s experience running a design sprint.
The Interaction Design Foundation has over 30 Online UX Design Courses and here are 7 reasons to join their UX Design Community.
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Tools & Resources
Framer has always been great at micro-interactions. Now they have made it easier to design screen to screen interactions.
A Chrome extension with design inspiration in every new tab.
How a Facebook Designer Thinks
Julie Zhuo, VP of product design at Facebook, describes how the development of new features starts with three questions.
Making the User Map — Users Know Podcast
Kate and Laura plug their new book, Build Better Products, by discussing how the User Map was created.
Icon Design Guide
Everything you need to know about icon design to get started.
Some videos from the 2016 ConveyUX conference featuring Christina Wodtke, Indi Young, Jakob Nielsen, and more.
Davy is a UX researcher who uses his portfolio to show his approach and results.
Last But Not Least
The user experience digital advent calendar is back this year. Enjoy a delightful little treat from some of the world’s leading UX specialists each day.
“People ignore design that ignores people.”
— Frank Chimero